Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eyes of the Beholder
18x24, oil/collage on canvas

In this piece, I have combined my interests in art history, world religion and cultural mythology to compare and confront the manner in which ancient cultures have represented their gods and deities, as well as their ideals of human physical form. I find it fascinating how ancient cultures can be found with no exposure to each other, and yet can share similarities in symbolism and stylistic representation, while still maintaining their own uniquely recognizable styles. Occasionally, however, those similarities begin to blur and influence each other over time, which increases my fascination in the cultures who created them, as well as admiration for the beauty of their differences.